Congratulations to my buddy Rick Atchley for receiving the "Distinguished Alumnus" award last night from Abilene Christian University. There was a special presentation during the evening service at Richland Hills. Milt, Max, and I got to participate by sending video clips. Rick Atchley is one of the most consistent people I've ever met in my life--as a family guy, as a disciple, as a friend, and as a preacher. His life is a witness to the importance of prayer, of integrity, and of unity. - - - - Yesterday was the last day of my fall class at ACU on "The Life and Teachings of Jesus." This has been one of my favorite groups ever, full of eager students. And a few not-so-eager, of course. Yesterday to prepare for the final exam, I walked through our textbook with them: Lee Camp's Mere Discipleship. I was reminded of what an amazing book it is. - - - - Eight days until the opening of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." We have our tickets. Do you have yours? - - - - This weekend we're traveling to Dallas for the Tournament of Champions (soccer). We've gotten to do that several times through the years -- with Coach Scott B. and The Burn and now with Coach Scott P. and The Raptors.